Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a popular recreational drug around the world despite the fact that it is illegal in most countries. It is common in America, including in the state of Texas, and emergency room workers report that many people who take MDMA suffer dangerous side effects.
According to DrugAbuse.gov, MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive drug, and it is growing in popularity across the country. As a result, law enforcement personnel are working hard to clamp down on the drug in the state of Texas. Unlike many other states, Texas specifies MDMA in its schedule of controlled and dangerous substances, and punishments for possession can be severe.
If police arrest you for drug charges, it is important to take them seriously. At John L. Corn, Attorney at Law, we can evaluate the severity of your charges and work with you to build a solid defense.
Dallas DUI attorney John L. Corn has experience representing clients in a wide range of criminal cases, and he has handled many DWI cases and more than 2,000 felony cases. Even if you think your drug possession charges are not serious, call us at 214-528-4529 to schedule an appointment. We can evaluate all possible outcomes and reduce the stress that comes with these complex legal matters.
If a judge convicts you of possession of ecstasy in Texas, you can expect the following possible penalties:
The Texas Health and Safety Code handles issues relating to possession of MDMA. Punishment depends on how much of the drug you had in your possession at the time of your arrest, and a judge will assess it based on weight.
If you had less than 1 gram in your possession, you will face a state felony. This means you may face between 180 days and two years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. If you had between 1 and 4 grams of ecstasy when police arrested you, you may face between two and 10 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
Between 4 and 400 grams is a felony in Texas and carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Having more than 400 grams results in a mandatory sentence of at least five years and up to a maximum of 20 years.
If police arrest you on charges for distributing or manufacturing MDMA, you will face similar consequences, depending on how much of the drug you possessed at the time. If police arrested you with more than 4 grams and claimed you are distributing or selling the drug, you could face fines of up to $10,000 and life imprisonment.
If you are facing criminal charges, including those for drug possession or driving under the influence, call Dallas DWI lawyer John L. Corn, Attorney at Law. Mr. Corn is available at 214-528-4529. Call our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss the severity of your charges, as well as how to handle them.